How to automate Let’s Encrypt certificate authority in AWS using PowerShell

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If you have been in IT for the last few years, no doubt you will have heard of Let’s Encrypt, an open certificate authority. Its goal is simple: Ensure the internet is no longer transmitted in plaintext. To that end it issues digital certificates for free. The service is completely automated in the right circumstances, […]

Read More

Three tech-support scammers charged with ripping off the elderly

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Lisa Vaas Three alleged tech-support scammers have been charged with bilking the elderly out of at least $1.3 million for tech support services they didn’t need and never got. The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Friday that the three had been arrested the day before. According to […]

Read More

Nearly 1 Million Computers Still Vulnerable to “Wormable” BlueKeep RDP Flaw

Posted on May 31st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Nearly 1 million Windows systems are still unpatched and have been found vulnerable to a recently disclosed critical, wormable, remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP)—two weeks after Microsoft releases the security patch.If exploited, the vulnerability could allow an attacker to easily cause havoc around the world, potentially much worse than […]

Read More

Nine Charged in Alleged SIM Swapping Ring — Krebs on Security

Posted on May 23rd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Eight Americans and an Irishman have been charged with wire fraud this week for allegedly hijacking mobile phones through SIM-swapping, a form of fraud in which scammers bribe or trick employees at mobile phone stores into seizing control of the target’s phone number and diverting all texts and phone calls to the attacker’s mobile device. […]

Read More

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London—that’s almost seven years after he took refuge in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case.According to a short note released by London’s Metropolitan Police Service, Assange was arrested immediately after the Ecuadorian government today withdraws his political […]

Read More

New Version of Flame Malware Discovered

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Flame was discovered in 2012, linked to Stuxnet, and believed to be American in origin. It has recently been linked to more modern malware through new analysis tools that find linkages between different software. Seems that Flame did not disappear after it was discovered, as was previously thought. (Its controllers used a kill switch to […]

Read More

Security Flaws in WPA3 Protocol Let Attackers Hack WiFi Password

Posted on April 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

🔥 Breaking — It has been close to just one year since the launch of next-generation Wi-Fi security standard WPA3 and researchers have unveiled several serious vulnerabilities in the wireless security protocol that could allow attackers to recover the password of the Wi-Fi network.WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access, is a standard designed to authenticate wireless devices […]

Read More

Georgia Tech Cyberattack Exposes Data of 1.3 Million People

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and birth dates may have been pilfered in the attack. Georgia Tech this week revealed that an attacker infiltrated a central database and stole personal information on up to 1.3 million current and former faculty, students, staff, and university applicants.  The unknown attacker or attackers broke in via a Georgia […]

Read More

Facebook Caught Asking Some Users Passwords for Their Email Accounts

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Facebook has been caught practicing the worst ever user-verification mechanism that could put the security of its users at risk.Generally, social media or any other online service asks users to confirm a secret code or a unique URL sent to the email address they provided for the account registration.However, Facebook has been found asking some […]

Read More

Phishing Campaign Targeting Verizon Mobile Users

Posted on April 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Lookout Phishing AI, which discovered the attack, says it has been going on since late November. Verizon is warning customers about a phishing campaign that is going specifically after mobile users. Mobile devices have emerged as an effective attack vector, according to Jeremy Richards, principal security researcher at Lookout Phishing AI, which discovered the phishing […]

Read More